Eh... marketing for artists who don't like "marketing"?
July 13, 2007 1:31 PM   Subscribe

O wise AskMe, please help us name our art marketing business?

A few friends are web-based marketing consultants for indie artists, particularly for musicians, comic book publishers, and visual artists. They provide customized, low-budget, and practical advice on how to do things like sell your art online, target your market, and maintain a fan community. They'd like to take it to the next level and form a company, but they're stuck for a good company name.

They'd like to avoid stiff business terms like "marketing" and "sell," as these words, at least when out front, seem to make many artists hesitate. They're trying to find either a name or a simple slogan that imparts the message "we know what you can easily do to get your art to people who want it." This also needs to (reasonably) work as a web domain.

Bonus points for integrating symbolism that means 'waking' or 'rising,' or similar (e.g. sleeping dragon).
posted by zennie to Media & Arts (20 answers total)
 
Pimp My Art LLC
posted by brain_drain at 1:42 PM on July 13, 2007


Sell Out Inc.

Filthy Lucre
posted by ND¢ at 1:44 PM on July 13, 2007


arketing mart!
posted by bruce at 1:45 PM on July 13, 2007 [1 favorite]


Signed Urinal
posted by rhizome at 1:48 PM on July 13, 2007


Up Rising
posted by kdern at 1:50 PM on July 13, 2007


Art Rise

Artscraper
posted by kdern at 1:52 PM on July 13, 2007


Sellr
Hagglr
Dickr
posted by dersins at 1:53 PM on July 13, 2007


Frank.
posted by sanko at 2:00 PM on July 13, 2007


Art Show


Opening
posted by kdern at 2:05 PM on July 13, 2007


The Sex & Cash Theory

Outside the Lines

The Wild Beasts

No tie

No suit

Art 101

School of Smart Knocks

Midget

Cowboy

Through the looking glass

Spot on

Between Midnight and Day

Gesso

Primping the Canvas
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 2:15 PM on July 13, 2007


No Limits for Artists (NoLiA)
posted by quadog at 2:21 PM on July 13, 2007


The Sex & Cash Theory

Yeah, them's the breaks. (And I love Hugh's stuff.)
posted by zennie at 2:34 PM on July 13, 2007


Underground Uprising
(Especially if they want to attract far left angry types)
posted by gauchodaspampas at 2:46 PM on July 13, 2007


I Tell, Yea
Guild deLilly
Goose Lever
The Rose Period
Der Kunsthammer
The Sum Also Rises
posted by rob511 at 3:17 PM on July 13, 2007


buzz arts
posted by bru at 3:29 PM on July 13, 2007


MakeYourArtPay.com

ThisIsMyDayJob.com

FeastingArtists.com
posted by ScarletPumpernickel at 6:17 PM on July 13, 2007


PayOolala
GuerrillArt
TimeIsArt
ArtToLight (or too or 2. whatev Fine Arts Majors can't spell no how)
CleverArt
Art, MBA
MBART (or mmmBart!)
www.seriouslyI'mstarving.com
posted by OrangeDrink at 7:20 PM on July 13, 2007


Off the Wall
posted by Kensational at 9:23 PM on July 13, 2007


Artco
New Broom
The Phoenix Project
The Marketing Company That Outsourced Naming Itself
posted by box at 5:10 AM on July 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


Thanks, everyone. This has been a very helpful exercise.


The Marketing Company That Outsourced Naming Itself

I wish. We've been whittling at this for months.
posted by zennie at 9:08 AM on July 17, 2007


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